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Published November 27th 2012
Well you can't actually fish from Stockton Bridge, but there is some great fishing to be had under Stockton Bridge. Both sides of Stockton Bridge are accessible by car, bike or on foot. On the Stockton side of the Bridge there is a sandy beach area to fish from. While on the Kooragang Island side of the bridge it's mostly fishing from a rocky shoreline.
However both sides make great fishing on outgoing tides. When the tide has just turned from incoming to outgoing is a great time for fishing. There are many species of fish, from flathead to flounder that can be caught as they leave the protected waters and mangroves of Fullerton Cove with the outgoing tides.
On the Kooragang Island side there is a boat ramp right by the bridge where the angler keen to get into Fullerton Cove can launch from. On the Stockton side, a boat ramp is just 5 minutes drive along Fullerton St.
The day I took the picture on this article was a Wednesday about mid day and was very overcast, however there were still five or six cars parked at the boat ramp that had launched small fishing boats to catch some fish for dinner. What a great way to spend a day.
There are no facilities on either side so take all your own supplies including chairs to relax in for a great day out fishing.
If you're feeling adventurous why not try a walk over the bridge. There is a public walkway running down the centre of the bridge separating the north and south bound lanes of the bridge. Although it might look easy, it's a deceptively long walk. But one for the bucket list.